Failure to Comply with a Traffic Summons

Many clients contact our office asking how they clear a suspension for failing to comply with a traffic summons after a failure to appear in court or pay the fine. If you ignore a traffic citation, then the court will suspend your driver’s license indefinitely.

After you comply with requirements, your attorney can help you obtain a D6 suspension clearance can then be presented to the Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles (DHSMV) so that your license can be reinstated. In most cases, you must also pay a reinstatement fee at any local Florida driver license office in or around Fort Lauderdale or throughout Broward County, FL.

Attorney for Traffic Summons Suspensions in Fort Lauderdale, FL 

You can hire a traffic ticket attorney in Fort Lauderdale, FL, to contact the traffic court in the county where the traffic summons was issued. The attorney can set the citation for a hearing in order to satisfy the traffic summons. Once the hold is cleared, the clerk will provide your attorney with proof of the satisfaction plus a D6 clearance. 

Our attorneys also help out-of-state residents if they need to satisfy the D6 suspension and pay the reinstatement fee. Our attorneys can help you obtain a clearance letter. 

Call our experienced traffic ticket attorneys in Fort Lauderdale, FL. Call (954) 745-7457 today.


How do I clear unpaid tickets in Fort Lauderdale, FL?

If you were issued a traffic citation in Fort Lauderdale, then contact a traffic ticket attorney in Fort Lauderdale. Our attorneys also help clients clear a suspension for failure to complete court-ordered school or school election was made, but you did not attend, or school election was made and you were not eligible to attend. 

If your driver license is suspended indefinitely, then contact an experienced traffic court attorney in Fort Lauderdale, FL.  We can help you resolve a traffic summons so that proof can be presented of the satisfaction plus a D6 suspension so that you can reinstate your Florida driver’s license.


Why was my driver’s license suspended for too many points?

If you receive too many points within a certain time period, then your driver’s license can be suspended. The length of the suspension depends on how many points were accessed:

  • 12 points earned within 12 months results in a 30-day suspension
  • 18 points earned within 18 months results in a 3-month suspension
  • 24 points earned within 36 months results in a 12-month suspension

The offense date is used to compute the total points. The assignment of points are based on the type of conviction. The points remain on your driving record for a least 5 years from the date of the conviction. 

In some cases, you may be eligible for a hardship license through the Administrative Reviews Office in Fort Lauderdale, FL. To reinstate the driver’s license for hardship purposes or when the suspension expires, you must take the required examination, submit Advanced Driver Improvement (ADI) school enrollment, a suspension reinstatement fee and any applicable license fees.


Additional Resources 

Driver’s License Revocation and Suspensions in Florida – Visit the website of the Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles (FDHSMV) to learn more about clearing a driver license suspension or revocation after the failure to comply with a traffic ticket in Fort Lauderdale or Broward County, FL.


This article was last updated on Friday, September 15, 2017.

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